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GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) vs HD 6970

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April 16, 2011 5:04:47 PM

Here is a review from guru3d:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6950-1gb-vs-gef...

What's your resolution? I assume your thread title says 6970 because you're betting you can flash that 6950 you linked to a 6970? That's not guarunteed, but from what I hear, the success rate seems to be decent.
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2011 5:16:03 PM

the monitor im buying is 1920 by 1080. i have the flashsoftware
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April 16, 2011 5:24:43 PM

my budget for a gpu is $200
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2011 5:24:55 PM

6950 by itself is better than 560Ti, when unlocked even more...
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2011 5:27:07 PM

that 560ti is overclocked to 900MHz/1800
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April 16, 2011 5:29:05 PM

why did you pick so expensive 6950 and 560? there are much better and cheaper cards... they are way over your budget too, probably 6870 or if you can add 10$ 6950 1GB are in this price range clear winners, also i've heard that you can flash the 1GB version...
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2011 5:31:00 PM

wat bout the 6850 or gtx 460
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2011 5:32:07 PM

900/1800 isn't big OC... it'd run head to head with 6950, but you can find cheaper 6950 on newegg OC it or flash or flash and OC and you'll beat the sh*t out of the 560
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2011 5:35:16 PM

all the HD 6950 i see are like $240-$300
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2011 5:39:25 PM

6850 is better than GTX 460 and is found for around 150$ AR, while GTX460 is found for 190$ and consumes more power * a lot more*, so the 6850 will save you also 10$ on electricity
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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2011 5:41:56 PM

@gamerkila57, you can also see the rebate prices...
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April 16, 2011 5:48:16 PM

shrkbay said:
6850 is better than GTX 460 and is found for around 150$ AR, while GTX460 is found for 190$ and consumes more power * a lot more*, so the 6850 will save you also 10$ on electricity

What? Per minute, hour, day, month or year? And I read somewhere that the 1GB 6950 cannot be unlocked because it's been physically nobbled by way of having bits cut off with a laser.
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April 16, 2011 7:11:35 PM

the sapphire was has way more reviews
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May 24, 2011 5:10:19 PM

Brand loyalty does not an objective consumer make.

In the last generation ATI had driver problems and Nvidia had some badly designed video cards. At this stage both manufacturers have improved these issues.

HD 6970 = GTX 570
http://www.hwcompare.com/9020/geforce-gtx-570-vs-radeon...

HD 6950 = GTX 560 Ti
http://www.hwcompare.com/8888/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-rad...

HD 6870 = GTX 470
http://www.hwcompare.com/8627/geforce-gtx-470-vs-radeon...

At this time there are no distinct performance advantages between the brands.

I keep reading in forums that the HD 6950 pwns the GTX 560 Ti, but when I've looked at pretty much any benchmark the performance between the two is typically within a margin of error that would not be distinguishable by the human eye (1 to 3 frames).

Basically if your price range is under $200, you go and look at the HD 6950, GTX 560 Ti, HD 6970, GTX 470, HD 5870, HD 6870 and which ever one is on sale for $125 to $150, you buy that one.
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August 3, 2011 10:33:12 PM

What about the 560 GTX instead of the 560 ti? its typically around $50 less, is the ti that much more of an improvement?
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August 3, 2011 10:41:50 PM

Entoxicated said:
What about the 560 GTX instead of the 560 ti? its typically around $50 less, is the ti that much more of an improvement?


GTX 560 is an overclocked GTX 460 that allegedly has a newer GPU revision.

Ti is a much better card. More stream processors, etc.
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